St. Mary’s Students Named to the All-East Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir

Honor Choir

SMS Music Teacher, Mrs. Carol Villaverde, McKenna Garibay, Sydney Mesmer, Marigrace Tidwell, Paige Halcrow, Molly Deinhart, Ethan Sherlock, Joshua Harris, Ian Kilevori, Not pictured: Anna Kasemir

St Mary’s School recently participated in the East Tennessee Vocal Association Honor Choir Event held on November 20th-21st in Chattanooga, TN. This year’s All-East Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir was made up of over 275 advanced 7th & 8th grade vocal students from 29 schools throughout East Tennessee. Other honor choirs at the event included 9th Grade Honor Choir, Women’s High School Honor Choir, Men’s High School Honor Choir, & the Mixed High School Honor Choir.

Students learned and memorized their voice part on five pieces of music prior to attending honors chorus. This year’s conductor was Deborah Dunne Sousa, Director of Music at the Episcopal School of Knoxville and Lecturer in Music Education at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches courses in elementary and middle school vocal music methods, supervises field experience and oversees student teachers and interns in elementary and middle school vocal music education. Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade students for such an accomplishment!
St. Mary’s School is located in Oak Ridge, about 15 minutes outside of Knoxville. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the school is known for its excellent math, technology & science programs, as well as small class sizes, individualized instruction, athletic programs & after-school care. For more information about the school, staff, and student body, please visit